Built on the experience of more than 2 million 90 Series Openers, the ProSeries Opener was designed with two goals in mind: lower overall maintenance and increased accuracy. In conditions ranging from reduced tillage to conservation tillage and to the demanding conditions of no-till, the ProSeries Opener places each seed with precision at a specific depth, ensuring excellent seed-to-soil contact for even germination. Each opener is individually suspended to follow the ground contours and variations of the soil.
Each ProSeries Opener features individual adjustments for:
- Depth gauge wheel – for setting seeding depth
- Press wheel – for pressing the seed gently into the furrow
- Furrow closing wheel – for covering the seed and closing the seed trench
The ProSeries Opener offers a number of improvements compared to the previous 90 Series Opener, including overall better seed trench closure with the serrated closing wheel and improved seed-to-soil contact through the narrower press wheel and seed boot. Along with updated sealed bushings to minimize corrosion and dust buildup, there are also reduced grease points with the remaining single greaser, requiring service only once per season. Additionally, the ProSeries Opener offers easier depth adjustment and extended service life of the ground-engaging parts.
The ProSeries Opener allows operators to get into the field earlier and keeps them seeding longer with improved accuracy.
The openers are mounted in two ranks with a 165-mm (6.5-in.) row spacing. On a 3-m (9.8-ft) 750A Drill, there are two ranks with nine opener units each. On the 4-m (13.1-ft) 750A Drill, there are two ranks with 12 opener units each. The 6-m (19.7-ft) 750A Drill has two ranks with 18 opener units each.
The single-disk openers are gang-mounted and are hydraulically raised and lowered. The hydraulics also work to provide downforce settings for the openers.